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SXSW Comedy: Completely Official Showcase of Comedy
Lashonda Lester's incredible year began last May when she was crowned Funniest Person in Austin, the first African-American to win the contest and first female winner in 16 years. Now, at Sunday's SXSW Comedy major showcase, she’s sharing the stage with Janeane Garofalo, Joe DeRosa, and Shane Mauss – and it’s no big thing.

2:10PM Sun. Mar. 12, Carina Magyar Read More | Comment »

Feminist Edit-a-Thon Makes Wikipedia More Diverse
Wikipedia gets its yearly feminist makeover this Saturday, March 11. Stephanie Creaghan, Aditi Ohri, and Jessica Wagner organized the local Feminist Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon with the intention of including more female, queer, and genderqueer artist profiles, as well as increasing the percentage of women-identified and nonbinary contributors.

2:49PM Fri. Mar. 10, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

In Memoriam: Ishmael Soto
Throughout his 60-year career, art was more than a means of self-expression for Ishmael Soto. It was a connection to culture and community, it was a craft to share with students, it was family. That's to say that the passing of Soto on Feb. 27, the day before his 85th birthday, was more than the loss of an artist. It was the loss of a pillar in the Austin arts.

10:00AM Wed. Mar. 8, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Comedian Raul Sanchez Is From Around These Here Parts
You think all this recent anti-immigrant shit is funny, you’re wrong. You think Raul Sanchez is funny, you’re right.

4:00PM Tue. Mar. 7, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

In Memoriam: Gary Cartwright
Texas has lost a Mad Dog. Gary Cartwright, Texas Monthly stalwart, author of the true-crime classic Blood Will Tell, sportswriter extraordinaire, inveterate prankster, and all-around helluva writer, died Wed., Feb. 22, after complications from a fall in his home. He was 82.

3:45PM Thu. Mar. 2, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Hanging Out With the Dream King
“Here’s how the project works,” says Mathias SvaIina, a man who recently bicycled from Marfa to Austin. “I take about 40-50 subscribers per month and write dreams for them every day of that month. Then I’ll bike around before dawn and deliver them by hand, usually leaving them on front doors. For subscribers out of town, I mail the dreams every day.”

1:00PM Wed. Mar. 1, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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What Is Colin McIntyre Building In That Shipping Container?
It’s been almost a year since the opening of Dimension Gallery, the city’s only venue dedicated exclusively to exhibiting and promoting contemporary sculpture and three-dimensional art, and now there’s this … this giant lung that’s getting ready to exhale nearby.

3:45PM Tue. Feb. 28, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

The Improvised Play Festival Isn’t on Fire Downtown
On fire or not, we’ve already got a listing for the thing, of course. Because this is The Austin Chronicle and we’ve already got a listing for almost all the things, don’t we? (Weary but joyful answer: Yes.)But we just had to ask the Hideout’s Roy Janik a question.

2:45PM Wed. Feb. 22, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

OUTsider Review: Queer Animation
Queer Animation, a short film collection curated by Judith Foster, left the audience amazed and inspired at Sunday's screening on the last day of the 2017 OUTsider Festival.

9:42AM Wed. Feb. 22, Courtney Naquin Read More | Comment »

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